Private Tour Program F
Explore the Mountainous Regions of Chiagmai,
Mae Hong Sorn & Pai
7 Days – 6 Nights
When you visit Mae Hong Sorn, you will feel an aura of utter remoteness. An array of mountains, waterfalls, caves and pristine forests lend the province much of its unspoiled charm. The road leading to Mae Hong Sorn was only established in 1965, which answers for the sense of calm, which this province possesses. Hidden deep in a valley fringed by majestic mountain ranges, the town of Mae Hong Sorn has a leisurely ambience that comes as a welcome contrast to the bustle of most other northern towns. The liveliest time of the day is between 6 and 8am, when a busy market springs up in the centre of the town, with stalls selling food, clothing and household goods, and colorful hill tribe people mingle with the locals. Go to Mae Hong Sorn for a lovely cool climate, over-whelming stunning nature and thrilling adventures in the forests.
Reference #: SPF
Destinations: Chiang Mai, Mae Hong Sorn ,Pai
Duration: 6 Days 5 Nights
Day by Day Private Tour Itinerary
Check out of your hotel and drive to Bangkok International Airport to fly to Chiang Mai. On arrival at Chiang Mai, we will transfer to your hotel and the rest of your day we will explore around Chiangmai City, visit Temples in the old city, such as Wat Phra Singh, Wat Jedi Luang, Wat Suan Dog, These temple offer a service whereby monks, will chat to tourists and educate them in Buddhist beliefs and explain how a monk lives on a daily basis
The most famous temple in Chiang Mai, located at the top of Doi Suthep Mountain, is our first port of call after breakfast. Once you have reached the temple, you can enjoy the best views of Chiang Mai city, from 3,000ft above the ground. Learn about the history of this temple and how it came to be constructed so high up the mountain. After lunch, we will take a trip to the town of San Kampaeng. This town is the home of Thailand’s famous Handicrafts. You can discuss specific handicrafts of your interest such as silk, teak wood, silver, umbrella and sa paper making etc., with your guide.
Today, we will discover the wild side of Chiang Mai, starting at Chiang Dao Elephant Conservation Center. After watching the elephants take their daily bath, we will watch a demonstration of the elephants working, pushing and heaving logs,Then take a ride through the jungle. Your elephant will drop you at the Lisu hill tribe village After look around the village, continue your elephant ride to the main camp where we will begin a journey down to the rapids of The River Ping. We will take a bamboo raft and cruise down river for around an hour. Mid way through the return journey to your hotel, we will stop at the Orchid Farm to view an amazing diversity of orchid species.
Morning, leave Chiangmai via the southern route, we will make a first stop to visit one of the most important temple, Wat Prathat Sri Chomthong, which house the relic of the Lord Buddha. The temple still preserves typical Lanna Thai architecture. Then we will stop to visit Pa Saeng Da cotton textile museum, or Baan Rai Pai Ngarm, Mrs. Saeng Da Bansiddhi National Folk craft Artist award in 1986. See the traditional hand woven and natural dye process that still preserved. Then we will continue driving to Hod town and carry on to visit Ob Luang National Park. Not quite the same as that of America, this canyon is a narrow defile with steep walls and is one of Thailand’s most celebrated beauty spots. We will then take the drive along picturesque roads to overnight in Mae Sarieng.
We will drive to Mae Hong Sorn, explore the quaint and charming town of Mae Hong Sorn. Visit Wat Phratat Doi Kong Mu. The temple itself is unique due to its classical Burmese architecture. We, then leisurely walk across to The Lakeside Temple of Chong Kham. Murals, multi-roofed Burmese style pavilions with filigree decorations. Take in all the temples historical features and surrounding natural charm before spending the rest of the day at leisure.
This morning we will make an early start and take a trip down to the most famous of Thailand’s Hill tribes, The Long Neck Karen, find out what the story is behind the bronze rings adorning the necks of the females, where they originate from and why they choose to live their lives in such an independent fashion. Next, we will drive to a famous Fish cave. Our next call is Pai, The famous destination for nature lover, hit the road again to visit Tham Lod Forest Park to encounter an amazing cave. Raft through the prehistoric Cave of Tham Lord to explore the magnificent stalagmites and stalactites, by lantern light. Tonight will overnight in Pai. Opportunity to visit the Lahu village on the way to Pai
Overnight in Pai
Morning, check out and start the journey back to Chiangmai. Along our scenic route, we will stop firstly at Mong Fha waterfall, Absorb the beauty of the natural surroundings around the fall then we will drive to visit Pong Deuad Hot Springs. (Please prepare clothes for changing if you like to soak in the hot bath) late afternoon driving back to Chiangmai.